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Black Pastor Will Interview Trump, He'll Give Scripted Answers

According to a document obtained by The New York Times, campaign aides pre-scripted answers to the interview questions.

By Stephanie Liebergen | September 1, 2016

Donald Trump is headed to a black church in Michigan, and he'll sit down for a taped interview with the pastor. But apparently, that interview will be more like a speech. 

According the The New York Times, the Trump campaign has pre-scripted the candidate's answers. 

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The pastor of Great Faith Ministries International submitted interview questions to the campaign, which isn't all that unusual. In turn, according to a document obtained by The Times, the campaign wrote answers for all those questions to help Trump prepare. 

The taped interview will air on the Impact Television Network, and the network said, "The goal of the interview is to get real answers." Not sure if pre-scripted answers are what they're hoping for. 

After the interview, according to The Times, the campaign will also be involved with the editing of that interview, essentially turning the whole exercise into a political ad. 

For a while now, the Trump campaign has struggled to gain support from black voters.

"Look how much African-American communities have suffered under Democratic control. To those I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump?" Trump asked during a campaign rally in Michigan.

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In a recent PPP poll, 97 percent of black respondents said they have an unfavorable view of Donald Trump, while 3 percent were unsure. 

So what does Donald Trump want to say to black voters? According to the New York Times, his message will be, "I will never let you down. By the way, my support is now up to 8 percent and climbing."

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